Sean McMeekin long-listed for Lionel Gerber Prize

Congratulations to Sean McMeekin whose The Russian Origins of the FIrst World War has been long-listed for the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize awarded for books on foreign affairs that deepen public debate on important international issues.

The long list Includes: Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe; Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson; On China by Henry Kissinger ;The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama and The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures Of Great Powers by Peter Tomsen.

The five-book shortlist will be announced on Monday, February 13, and the winner on Monday, March 12, 2012. The $15,000 award is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.